Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke offered some perspective on the position his side are in during his pre-Millwall press conference on Monday afternoon.
City drew 0-0 with Middlesbrough on Saturday after being knocked out of the FA Cup at Barnsley the previous weekend, but the boss was understandably pleased with January on the whole.
“The lads are doing fantastic at the moment,” he said. “We've been the best team in January in the league. I'm not concerned.
“You're always disappointed with a draw and we'd have liked to have created some more chances on Saturday, but I'm not concerned.
“We wanted to finish in the top six at the start of the season. We're 14 points clear of position seven, we're four points ahead of position three.
“We have the third best defence and fifth best attack. We have three wins and one draw in January.”
Previewing tonight’s game at Millwall, the time of year means many pitches aren’t in their peak conditions, especially for possession-based sides.
“It will be a difficult game,” Farke said. “It's a quick turnaround, the pitch is in a difficult condition.
“Gary Rowett is a successful coach and they've managed to stabilise things after a few difficult results. Each and every game is difficult at this level.”